23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Naantali
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Attractions like Turku Castle and Turku City Library make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Naantali with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Naantali sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
JukuPark Turku ©
JukuPark Turku
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naantali to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Naantali in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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